A pioneer and innovative positioning

CSR is integrated in Vivendi strategy and governance because it fully contributes to value creation. Driven since 2003 by the determination to combine CSR and value creation through the choice of its strategic issues and its positioning, Vivendi has pursued this dynamic by involving the different functional divisions of its corporate headquarters and its subsidiaries in this process over the years.

 

2003:

  • Definition of CSR strategic “core” issues related to content production and distribution:
  • promotion of cultural diversity,
  • empowerment and protection of young people,
  • knowledge sharing.
  • CSR Committees composed of subsidiaries and of civil society representatives.
  • Report from the Statutory Auditors on the procedures for reporting social and environmental indicators.

 

2004:

  • Elaboration of the Protocol for reporting societal, social and environmental indicators.
  • Definition of societal indicators related to Vivendi’s three CSR strategic “core” issues.

 

2005:

  • Investor survey to achieve a deeper understanding of their expectations regarding Vivendi’s CSR policy: an initiative described as “original” and “proactive” by the financial community.
  • Vivendi’s participation in the UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity  / Launch of a training program for Malian sound engineers in Bamako in partnership with UNESCO.
  • Tunis World Summit on the Information Society: Vivendi participates and shares its contribution to sustainable development as a group producing and distributing content.

 

2006:

  • Launch of CSR investor road shows by the Investor Relations and CSR departments.
  • Launch of cycle of CSR meetings between the Chairman of the Management Board and civil society representatives.

 

2007:

  • Analysis of CSR risks by the Risks Committee (reputational, operational and regulatory risks)

 

2008:

  • Signing of the United Nations Global Compact: Vivendi integrates its CSR strategic “core” issues into the first principle related to human rights.
  • Verification of the CSR information by the Auditors.
  • Vivendi’s Data and Content Protection Charter.

 

2009:

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): Vivendi is a founding member of the media sector working group, and the only French company.
  • EMAS environmental certification of Vivendi’s headquarters, renewed in 2012 and 2015.

 

2010:

  • Variable compensation for senior executives: integration of CSR objectives based on societal criteria related to the CSR strategic “core” issues. Vivendi is the first CAC 40 company to include societal objectives of this type.

 

2011:

  • Founding member of the “CEO Coalition to make the Internet a better place for k ids”, an initiative of the European Commission.
  • Vivendi is the first winner of the prize awarded by the Forum for Responsible Investment. Its performance is evaluated on the basis of integration of sustainable development issues into corporate governance.

 

2012:

  • Launch of the Culture(s) with Vivendi website.
  • Inclusion of extra-financial indicators in the Annual Report (Grenelle II Law).

 

2013:

  • Development of the integrated reporting pilot project (“creation of societal and financial value linked to cultural capital”).
  • Launch of Vivendi’s CSR web radio,
  • First works of Vivendi on the role of women in artistic creation.

 

2014:

  • Expansion of the integrated reporting process (international scope).
  • Stakeholder consultation on Vivendi’s CSR positioning: validation of the CSR “core” issues (addition of personal data protection to the three historical issues).
  • Worldwide Movement for Human Rights (FIDH): Vivendi is included in its Libertés et Solidarité socially responsible investment fund (Sicav).

 

2015:

  • Inclusion of the issue of personal data protection in the CSR criteria for variable compensation of senior executives.
  • Integrated reporting: presentation of Vivendi’s value creation by stakeholder and of the group’s contribution to human rights.
  • Vivendi partners to the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
  • Vivendi is the only French company selected in The Global Diversity List/The Economist.

 

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